Teo Chiang Juay
My previous educational experience has reinforced my belief that teaching and research must complement each other in order for an engineering school or university to excel. Teaching constitutes a vital facet of any engineering or scientific activity. It is through teaching that research knowledge and discovery can be effectively disseminated to future generations of researchers and engineers. I make conscious efforts to share with students my passion and desire for learning, researching and innovating.
I share the belief that successful and effective teaching hinges on the appropriate choice of the teaching material, coupled with the ability to demonstrate to students the beauty and relevance of the subject. It is of vital importance to implement the teaching methodologies in such a manner so as to sustain the students’ interest and passion for the subject material. An effective teacher does not merely deliver the class material, but has to teach the students how to learn, assimilate and apply the subject material. I also appreciate that an effective teacher has to be capable of communicating his or her knowledge and insights at the level of understanding of the students. I also constantly strive to encourage my students to play an active role in their own learning.